(written from a Production point of view)
Tanner previously appeared in a number of other television series, including The Nanny (1996, with Daniel Davis), Diagnosis: Murder (1999, with Zoe McLellan, and Spice Williams-Crosby), and J.A.G. (2001, with Paul Collins, Robert Pine, Marcelo Tubert, Sam Witwer, and Michael Spound). He also played parts in ER (2004, with Steven Culp, Patrick Kerr, and Angela Meryl) and NYPD Blue (2001/2004, with Denise Crosby, Gordon Clapp, Jeff Allin, and Juliana Donald), as well as in the comedy film The Addams Family (1991, with Christopher Lloyd and Carel Struycken).
In 1986 he was the executive producer for the movie Death of a Soldier.